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Trail running tours in Madeira, Short routes, 20km or less (Full day)

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Join one of our certified guides on this incredible full-day short route trail running (20km or less) around the island of Madeira. Choose from a variety of available routes passing through lush forest and panoramic mountains.

Group

1 Day

All year

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Trail run around the beautiful island of Madeira.
  • Witness the beautiful landscape of mountains, forests and oceans.
  • Test yourself on this 20 kms or less trail.

Description

We’ll take you on a full day trail running tour in the beautiful island of Madeira amidst high mountains, lush valleys, and dense forests against the gorgeous backdrop of the vast Atlantic Ocean!

Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, the island of Madeira is an autonomous region of Portugal and is a popular tourist destination due to its stunning landscape, pleasant climate and fascinating culture. And because of its rich biodiversity, many areas of the island are classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

We will begin this incredible trip by picking you up in the morning from your hotel. You can choose from a variety of available routes (20km or less)– Porto da Cruz, Santana, Portela, Poiso, Machico or Encumeada.

Porto da Cruz is an adorable village situated on the Northeast Coast of the island. This trail involves running through the lush Laurissilva forest, taking in breathtaking views of the mountains and the ocean.

Santana is a picturesque route that takes us through a rich Biosphere reserve. It circles around the mountains of Santana city and covers the dense Laurissilva Forest.

Portela is a quaint path which takes us through lush forests and passes by rails and local irrigation channels commonly know as levadas.

At 1400m, Poiso is a high altitude route involving a run through two types of forests, taking us through firewood and descending to Ribeiro Frio before ascending back to Poiso.

Machico is the second most populous city on the island and boasts of its rich history. This trail provides an unobstructed view of multiple houses and building against the deep blue ocean from the Pico do Facho viewpoint.

And if you happen to choose running through Encumeada, you’ll pass through various tunnels surrounded by dense vegetation. You’ll also come across multiple clear water lagoons and milky waterfalls in this pristine setting.

Irrespective of the route you choose, this tour guarantees a memorable experience on the island of Madeira! So, book now! Also, check out this day hike from Rabacal to the 25 Fontes waterfalls in Madeira.

Itinerary

Day 1: Meet, run, finish.

Pick up from hotel, run the trail and finish!

 

Details

More info

Pick-up between 08:30 and 09:00 AM.

Meeting point

Your hotel.

Equipment you will need to bring

Sunglasses

Watter bottle


About the guide

Languages

Portuguese

Residence

Madeira, Portugal


What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar

5.00

Sept 14, 2022

I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!

Niklas Warren

5.00

Sept 6, 2022

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.

Greg

5.00

Aug 23, 2022

I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.

Colin Finnegan

5.00

Aug 17, 2022

Easy to set up and find the perfect trip. Informative site that is easy to use. Guides are all great to work with and communicate all arrangements needed. As simple as can be!

Lesley Weber

4.00

July 16th, 2022

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

Richard Scrivener

5.00

July 20, 2022

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Yvonne Morrison

4.00

May 8, 2022

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!

Mark Stone

5.00

April 14, 2022

Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.

James Dempster

5.00

March 9, 2022

I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.

Leonardo Rodriguez

5.00

March 4, 2022

Everything went very well! Above our expectations! Thanks Explore-Share and Thanks Kiliholidays! Great support from all you! Thanks for the hard work and excellent level of commitment.

Daniel Martinez

5.00

Feb 2, 2022

Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion

 

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 104 Each

Group of 2

EUR 57 Each

Group of 3

EUR 57 Each

Group of 4

EUR 57 Each

Group of 5

EUR 57 Each

Group of 6

EUR 57 Each

Group of 7

EUR 57 Each

Group of 8

EUR 57 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

Price details

55 EUR per person to join a group. For individual runs, the price is 100 EUR. Price includes Personal Accident Insurance.




 

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